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The most dangerous place to be when a tornado threatens

There’s a reason weather officials urge residents of mobile homes to find other shelter when a tornado threatens.

They are by far the deadliest place to be if a twister strikes. Mobile homes accounted for 44% of all tornado fatalities between 1985 and 2005, even though they account for less than 8% of housing in the U.S. during that same period, data shows.

In many cases, your car can be a safer option for shelter than a mobile home, the National Weather Service now says.

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